In my opinion there are only a few things worthy of waking up at 4:30 for. One of them is going to an early morning hot air balloon launch! I set my alarm clock and packed up the kids and headed to the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning. There is free access to the festival on Friday morning for armature photographers and media. So we got to hang out with lots of people with cameras and television crews. It was totally worth getting up at 4:30 for.
The clouds and lighting was perfect. I couldn't get enough of the beautiful balloons or sky. The boys loved watching the balloons too.
I was so glad I took a few pictures of the boys faces as they watched the balloons. Their expressions were priceless.
It was such a fun morning. We got to get as close to the balloons as we wanted. We got to see lots of newscasters too. My boys however were happier running around in the field. The flames that fill up the balloons are very intimating for little guys. Later today there will be thousands of people at festival and over a hundred balloons will ascend into the sky as music plays. It is so incredibly exciting. It almost makes me want to take the hour drive back!